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Walls surrounding Fonmon Pond including the Bridge and Weir and Well at Fonmon

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.3994 / 51°23'57"N

Longitude: -3.3701 / 3°22'12"W

OS Eastings: 304782

OS Northings: 167594

OS Grid: ST047675

Mapcode National: GBR HP.R10G

Mapcode Global: VH6FP.J3Q2

Plus Code: 9C3R9JXH+PX

Entry Name: Walls surrounding Fonmon Pond including the Bridge and Weir and Well at Fonmon

Listing Date: 30 September 2004

Last Amended: 30 September 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83165

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: In the centre of Fonmon village.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Barry

Community: Rhoose (Y Rhws)

Community: Rhoose

Locality: Fonmon

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Bridge

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Likely to have been constructed mainly in the first half of the C19.


The brook at Fonmon has been impounded into a pond by the construction of a weir on the north side and a bridge over the stream entry on the south side, the pond being further edged by a low stone wall on the east and west sides. These are built of all, more or less coursed, local rubblestone. The bridge has a low hump and splayed walls with rounded coping and two small arches. The weir has an overflow between walls stepped up and back on either side. On the west side, up against the pond, is a covered well or dipping place for water supply purposes and there is another roofed well on the other side of the road, which is included separately. The scene is a curious one in that the water flows north and directly away from the nearby sea; passing Fonmon Castle the brook then veers to the west and joins the river Thaw.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual and extremely attractive construction for the local water supply.

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